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80th birthday

Ralph E. (Gene) Walker will celebrate his 80th birthday on July 25, 2018. Friends and family can help him celebrate by sending a card to P.O. Box 62, Whittemore, IA  50598.

ABATE brings bikers, opportunities for Algona

The ABATE Freedom Rally brought upwards of 8,000 bikers to Algona this year, and residents and businesses welcomed them in a variety of ways.
Bikers made their way past the filled parking lots of the Chrome, HyVee, and K-Mart into the business district of Algona, visiting businesses downtown and heading to the breakfasts served around the city.
Algona Faith has been serving breakfast to rally-goers for about 15 years.

Former addict from Algona now helps others

ALGONA — A path that went from drug addiction and recovery to nearly a decade of ministry around the world has now led a former Algona resident back to the place that first helped him.
“I’ve worked for many different ministries, and by far, Teen Challenge has been the most impacting that I’ve ever been with, even above my own ministry,” said Chris Buscher, an Algona native, Teen Challenge graduate, Assemblies of God pastor, and now Teen Challenge employee.

Launching a paper airplane at the Kossuth County Fair

Stren Crouch has a vision of launching a paper airplane at the Kossuth County Fair.
“I usually work with paper airplanes,” Crouch said, adding that he would like to launch the paper airplane instead of throw it. “If I don’t make it right it isn’t going to work.”


Daryl and Karen Nelson of Algona are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Lisa Nelson. Lisa graduated from Algona High School and received a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from Iowa State University. She is now an Operations Analyst.

80th birthdays

Lu Ditsworth was born July 13, 1938 and Ron Ditsworth was born March 23, 1938. They will be celebrating their 80th birthdays this year. Friends and loved ones are encouraged to send them cards to help them celebrate. Cards and well wishes will reach them at 204 South Roan Street, Algona, IA 50511.

Algona school superintendent resigns

ALGONA — Algona Community School District superintendent Marty Fonley has resigned as the school district’s superintendent.
The Algona Community School District Board of Directors unanimously accepted his letter of resignation during a special session on Friday, July 6. The board went into a closed session in accordance with Iowa Code 21.5 (1) (i). The board reconvened within 10 minutes and made the announcement.

A walk on the Longest Day

On the summer solstice, June 21, many gathered at Windsor Manor for Algona Walk the Longest Day.
The Longest Day, sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association, occurs nationwide to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s. Those hosting the event select an activity for community members to participate in Algona. This happened to be the walk.
For more on this story, please see the July 5th issue of the Kossuth County Advance

Peters: Keeping family farm at the forefront

RURAL FENTON — Aurora Peters continues to keep the family farm at the forefront with each 4-H project for the Kossuth County Fair. This year is no different.
Peters, 15, who will be a ninth grader at Emmetsburg High School in the fall, is finishing one big foam ball wrapped with barb wire. After the fair, Peters said she would just probably give it to her mother, Paula, to use for her landscaping.

Painting Algona Beautiful

One of the alleyways behind State Street businesses is being painted more beautiful.

Weeks ago, Mindy Lichter began the outline work for the ambitious mural project and has been hard at work ever since. All who have passed by since have been able to watch its rapid process as it continues to evolve.
For more on this story, please see the July 5th issue of the Kossuth County Advance

65th anniversary

In celebration of Willis and LaBerta Struecker's 65th wedding anniversary on July 12, their children would like to honor them with a card shower.  Cards may be sent to 110 4th St., Whittemore, IA  50598


Willow Josephine Fossen
Levi and Amy Fossen of Armstrong are the proud parents of a baby girl, Willow Josephine, born Thursday, June 28 at Palo Alto County Health System. She weighed 10 pounds, 11 ounces and was 21.5 inches long at birth. Welcoming baby Willow home is older sister Ivy.

80th birthday & 50th anniversary

Francis and Karol Bormann are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary in 2018. Francis is celebrating his 80th birthday. Their family is hosting an 80-50 Open House in the St. Joe Parish Hall after the 5 p.m., Mass on July 7. Francis was born July 4, 1938. Francis and Karol Montag were married Dec. 28, 1968, at St. Joseph Church, Wesley. Send cards to 1509 110th St, Livermore, IA 50558.

90th birthday

90th birthday
There will be an open house in honor of Marian Marty’s 90th birthday on Sunday, July 15th from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. at the Lu Verne Community Center. No cards or gifts, but please bring special memories or pictures to share.

90th birthday

Margaret Stripling of Lu Verne was born June 24, 1928 and celebrated her 90th birthday this year. Friends and loved ones are encouraged to send her cards of celebration. Cards and well wishes will reach her at 302 South Maple Street, Lu Verne, IA 50560.

80th birthday

Theresa Thilges was born July 10, 1938 and will celebrate her 80th birthday this year. Friends and loved one are encouraged to send cards to help Theresa celebrate. Cards and well wishes will reach her at 512 North Finn Drive Apt. 208, Algona, IA 50511.

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